Eraka Rouzorondu is a nationally acclaimed Empowerment Specialist, hailed as "one of the most provocative speakers on the national circuit today!" Through her lectures, workshops, poetry, performance art and publications, she puts human beings in touch with their inherent personal power. Eraka is CEO of Ma’at Enterprises,** a comprehensive empowerment conglomerate with four subsidiaries providing personal, professional, cultural and spiritual empowerment services.
For over 30 years, Eraka Rouzorondu has addressed audiences of 5 to 5,000 for clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Association of Black Psychologists, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. Eraka has lectured at colleges and universities from Penn State to UCLA and has keynoted at various national conventions. She can be heard each Wednesday morning at 10am EST on WURD Black Talk Radio in Philadelphia as host of "The Source" (96.1-FM, 900-AM) and she appears regularly on other local and national radio programs.
Eraka’s work is rooted in Egyptian philosophy, informed by history’s greatest thinkers, distilled for modern-day relevance and delivered with her unique and dynamic presentation style. Eraka’s first book was a poetry volume entitled “Path to Power: The Making of a New Afrikan.” Her poetry and prose have won the Geraldine Krusei Award for Excellence from the New York chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, and the Young Artist of Excellence Award from the national body of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Eraka’s latest publications include “Answers: A Philosophical Foundation for an Empowered Life,” which is a “how-to” personal empowerment manual; and “When Loving God is Not Enough,” a practical workbook for expanding one's spiritual consciousness -- within or without a specific religious faith.
Eraka hails from Queens, New York, where she was an inaugural middle-school student in the Queens Association for Exceptionally Gifted Children. A theatre graduate of the New York High School of the Performing Arts, Eraka attended Howard University on a National Competitive Scholarship, where she majored in Communications at the Dean’s list level, bore the crowns of Miss New York and Miss School of Communications, and pledged Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. After graduating, Eraka held several executive-level positions at institutions of higher education and at national- and Washington-DC-area non-profits.
Eraka founded her first empowerment organization, ASCENSION PRODUCTIONS, in 1986 which she expanded to Ma’at Enterprises (Ma'atE) in 2013. Ma'atE is comprised of four empowerment organizations: Progressive Human, Being for personal empowerment, , ASCENSION PRODUCTIONS for cultural empowerment, E3 Professional Solutions for professional empowerment and Vibrations Rising for spiritual empowerment.
* Pronounced “Air-RA-ka ROW-thor-OWN-du”
** Pronounced “Mah-Ott”